Thursday, April 22, 2010

TPX Power Consumption Info

Originally posted 3/18/2008

Been getting a lot of people asking about wattage and amperage consumption info and battery life for the Wireless Headset. Here's the info:

At 14.2V:

Normal current draw is 270mA

Max current draw is < 480mA

At power off, current draw is < 15mA

Average wattage use is 3.83W

Max wattage is < 6.8W

Standby wattage is < 0.2W

Wireless Headset Battery Life on standby: 60 Hours

Wireless Headset Battery Life in constant use (beeping non stop): 20 Hours

TPX System Receives Four Stars From Radar Roy

Originally posted 3/13/2008

I traveled to Arizona with our tech guru, Adam, earlier this week to meet with Radar Roy, one of the most reputable evaluators of radar detectors in the market today. Radar Roy is a retired cop and a certified radar instructor. He has over 20 years of experience with the radar detector industry and runs a blog dedicated to the evaluation of radar detectors at

Before our arrival, we had sent Roy prototype and production units for him to play with. He provided us with feedbacks and suggestions on what he liked and didn't like.
Roy liked our design and simple set up, and was particularly impressed with TPX's overall performance. In the end, Roy gave us Four Stars with his rating system.

While we were out there, Roy took us on a ride in his truck to show us the route where he conduct his tests and ran the
TPX along side with his remote Escort SR7 unit that he uses for baseline comparison. His remote Escort SR7 unit has a remote radar antennae mounted to the front grill of his truck, thus he's able to run the two detectors at the same time without any cross-interference.

TPX picked up all the radar signals at almost the exact same time as his SR7. There were a few instances where the TPX picked up signals before the SR7 and vice versa, but overall the detection ability was almost identical, including quite a few times where we were coming around blind curves on the road. The SR7 had a few false alerts, and so did we, and in two particular locations we picked up false alerts and the SR7 didn't: one around a stretch of the road filled with gas stations and auto shops where we picked up a false X, and at the local fire station where we picked up a false Ka. There was one location that the SR7 picked up a false K and we didn't, at an intersection with a gas station occupied at one of the corners.

In Roy's blog, he also mentioned about the reduced sensitivity in City mode. This is by design because there are more interfering signals in the city and chances are, you are not going that fast, so we designed the City mode with about half of the sensitivity as compared to Highway mode.

Overall, we were impressed with Roy's impartiality and brutal honesty, and we are definitely happy that he gave the TPX System a Four Star rating.


Originally posted 2/22/2008

Hello and welcome to "The TPX Blog". My name is Wayne, and I'm the inventor of the TPX Motorcycle Radar and Laser Detection System and co-founder of Adaptiv Technologies. I've been a rider for pretty much all of my adult life and I truly enjoy being out on the road with my bike. I created the TPX System because we all know how easily it is to ride faster than the posted speed limit, whether we are consciously aware of it or not, and I wanted something that will remind us about our speed while we are focusing and concentrating on our rides.

This blog is created to share my experiences of riding with the TPX System with you. I hope you enjoy this.

Ride Safe.